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Train travel

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Train travel


Does anyone know if there is a website that let's you search UK/European train travel - by date rather than destination?

Like skyscaner does with flights?


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1. Re: Train travel

Not really - you mean "trains to anywhere in Switzerland" or something like that?

www.seat61.com has a page for every European country, so suggest reading through that to get an overview of the possible destinations, then looking up times at www.bahn.com or www.loco2.com.

Remember if you are going to a big city you can search on e.g. "Paris (all stations)" - there's no need to know the specific station.

For almost all long distance trains you get the cheapest fares by booking well in advance - generally 3 months, but sometimes more. Last minute bargains are not really a thing.

There is also a specific TA Train Travel forum which this question might be better asked in.

Edited: 11 May 2018, 19:00
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2. Re: Train travel

I'll try that thanks.

But I was really looking for something that showed major destinations e.g. London, Edinburgh, Paris... Ect and let you look by date.

I can go at any time, to anywhere, but I only want to go places that I can get a great special on $$$

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3. Re: Train travel

In the UK you can look for advance fares which offer good prices. Easily searched on TOC websites. Most released 12 weeks in advance but some 24 weeks.

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4. Re: Train travel

The Virgin Trains Best Fare Finder is sort of what you are looking for, but you can only search for cheap tickets on Virgin Trains services.


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